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Backbench Business Committee

Commons Select Committee

The Backbench Business Committee gives opportunities to backbench Members of Parliament to bring forward debates of their choice. It was the first business committee of any kind to be established by the House of Commons.

How Members can suggest a debate

Application form for backbench debates

Applications for Backbench Business Committee debates on the Estimates

E-Petitions and the Backbench Business Committee

Election of Backbench Business Committee Chair — Nomination form

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Committee news

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General debate: matters to be considered before the forthcoming adjournment
MPs to debate matters to be considered before the forthcoming adjournment
23 March 2020
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Determination of Backbench Business debates: 24th – 31st March 2020
Committee announce several debates in backbench time
16 March 2020
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Westminster Hall debate: freedom of religion or belief
MPs to debate freedom of religion or belief at Westminster Hall
9 March 2020
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MPs debate Morse review of the 2019 Loan Charge
MPs debate Morse review of the 2019 Loan Charge
9 March 2020
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MPs debate Horizon settlement and future governance of Post Office Ltd
MPs debate Horizon settlement and future governance of Post Office Ltd
9 March 2020
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MPs to debate lesbian, bisexual and trans women's health inequalities
MPs to debate LGBT+ health inequality and lesbian, bisexual and trans women's health week
9 March 2020
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Ian Mearns MP elected Chair of the Backbench Business Committee
Committee Chair elected
30 January 2020
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General Election 2019
Following the Dissolution of Parliament on 6 November 2019, all select committees have ceased to exist
6 November 2019
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Backbench Business Committee membership at the end of Parliament 2017-19
View the membership of the Committee at the end of 2017-19 Parliament
6 November 2019
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Backbench Business Committee membership at the end of Parliament 2017-19
View the membership of the Committee at the end of 2017-19 Parliament
5 November 2019
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Ian Mearns MP re-elected as Chair of Backbench Business Committee
Ian Mearns MP has been re-elected as Chair of the Backbench Business Committee
24 October 2019
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Chair nominations for Backbench Business Committee
Speaker announces chair nominations for Backbench Business Committee
16 October 2019
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Westminster Hall debate takes place on sanctions policy and implementation
Westminster Hall debate on sanctions policy and implementation
30 September 2019
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MPs debate spending in the Ministry of Justice
Debate to take place on MoJ spending
30 September 2019
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MPs debate women's mental health
The debate will focus on women's mental health
30 September 2019
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MPs hold general debate on the UK Shared Prosperity Fund
MPs to hold general debate on the UK Shared Prosperity Fund
5 September 2019
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MPs hold general debate on British housebuilding industry leasehold
MPs to hold general debate on British housebuilding industry leasehold
5 September 2019
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MPs take part in debate on hernia mesh in men
MPs hold a debate on hernia mesh in men
23 July 2019
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General debate on patients' involvement in artificial intelligence in healthcare
MPs take part in general debate on involvement of patients in the use of artificial intelligence in healthcare
23 July 2019
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General debate on the EU Settlement Scheme
MPs take part in general debate on the EU Settlement Scheme and looked-after children and care leavers
23 July 2019
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